NO further deaths with coronavirus have been recorded in Wirral hospitals, NHS England confirmed today.

It means the number of patients who have died with Covid-19 at Wirral University Teaching Hospital - which runs Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge - since the pandemic began, stands at 619.

Nationally, a further 43 people who tested positive for the virus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 86,308.

Patients were aged between 30 and 96 years old. All except one (aged 79 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from January 22 to yesterday with the majority being on or after March 29.

Their families have been informed.